R.J. Barrett

Page updated as of 4/9/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2019 rankings were finalized on 6/19/2019.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 205
College: Duke
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 6/14/2000

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 3
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 3 by the New York Knicks


Very good scorer off the dribble
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent shooter, especially off the catch
Tremendous free throw generator
Adequate playmaker
Good rebounder
Adequate defensive player
Gifted athlete


Streaky shooter
Only an average free throw shooter
Prone to taking questionable shots
Can be too scoring focused
Can be a bit turnover prone
Can play too wildly on offense
Can gamble too much defensively


R.J. Barrett is a very talented scoring wing player that can really put the ball in the hoop, as he scored 26 points in a superb performance he had in the 2018 High School McDonald’s All-American game.

​Though he has occasionally struggled with shot selection issues, he is a vastly athletic, skilled scorer that could be a likely top 3 pick in the 2019 draft, and he could end up being a very good player in the NBA.



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Games Scouted:

3/28/18 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game

11/6/18 Duke vs. Kentucky

11/19/18 Duke vs. San Diego State

11/21/18 Duke vs. Gonzaga

11/27/18 Duke vs. Indiana

12/20/18 Duke vs. Texas Tech

1/8/19 Duke vs. Wake Forest

1/14/19 Duke vs. Syracuse

1/19/19 Duke vs. Virginia

2/9/19 Duke vs. Virginia

2/20/19 Duke vs. North Carolina

2/26/19 Duke vs. Virginia Tech

3/22/19 Duke vs. North Dakota State

3/29/19 Duke vs. Virginia Tech

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